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23 tips for a successful garden

The decision to begin a garden feels a bit like what I imagine the decision to skydive or bungee jump feels like: You’re excited! You have a vision! …

Gardening

7 Ways to Quickly Show How Competent You Are | Inc.com

People form impressions of your personality in a matter of seconds.<p>It's not necessarily fair, but it's reality.<p>Especially in a professional setting, one thing you'll want to immediately appear is competent: knowledgeable, skilled, and capable.<p>Fortunately, there are ways to make yourself seem …

Psychology

7 Vegetarian Versions of Classic Sandwiches

Meat-free recipes for your favorite sandwiches.<p>It's not hard to eat a delicious, satisfying vegetarian diet, but many non-meat-eaters might, from …

Cooking

How to undo sent mail and other Gmail hacks to make your life easier

There are few things as irritating as opening your email to find your inbox cluttered every morning when you reach your workplace.You scroll up and …

Productivity

10 Tips for Staying Sober During Difficult Times

<b>Self-care is critically important, especially in early recovery. Here are some methods to stay balanced, for 12 steppers and non-12 steppers alike.</b><p>My …

14 books that will change the way you think about money

A lot of what holds people back from financial success are their thoughts and beliefs about money — not their job title or salary.<p>It turns out, you're probably already making enough money to become rich, as David Bach preaches in "The Automatic Millionaire"; and you <i>can</i> splurge on a $4 mocha and …

Personal Finance

Seven Ways Leaders Earn Their Teammates' Respect

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve just accepted a supervisory job which I’ll begin next week.<p>I know the people I will be supervising. They don’t work on my team. I’m moving to a new team as I begin my new job. I like all of the people in the team but they have a lot more experience with their areas of expertise than I …

Leadership

The Five Ego Traps To Avoid in Meditation

With so many people joining the meditation revolution, what are some of the pitfalls to be avoided? Generally speaking meditation is meant to …

The Best Camping Spots In California

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Complete Beginner's Guide To Doing Perfect Squats

Squats are one of the most beneficial full-body exercises out there. If you’ve never done a squat before or never achieved the results that you …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Self-improvement

Discover Hardangervidda – Europe’s largest mountain plateau

Have you found your favorite spot on Earth yet? A place where you can let go of all your worries and get inspired by nature surrounding you? Haven’t …

Hiking

Scientists Witness Eye-Opening Effects Of ‘QI Energy’ On Plant DNA & Cellular Growth

Why does the title of this article emphasize that ‘truly impossible’ results were witnessed? Because providing an explanation for what happened here …

Rare reptile holds clue to penis evolution

A rare reptile is shedding light on the evolution of the penis — even though it doesn’t have one.<p>The tuatara, a lizardlike species in New Zealand, …

Biology

Scientists discover a potential new species: Caspar The Ghost Octopus

Technically Incorrect: Somewhere just off an island near Hawaii, there's something scary. Or is it friendly? It's definitely different.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I know people who are haunted by octopuses.<p>They find them threatening, …

Zoology

The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims

<b>The Secret Language of Narcissists, Sociopaths and Psychopaths: How Abusers Manipulate Their Victims by Shahida Arabi</b><p>Society assumes that everyone …

Psychology

My Donald Trump Conspiracy Theory

I don't believe in conspiracy theories. I don't believe the moon landing was a hoax. I don't think the US government had anything to do with crashing airplanes into the Twin Towers. I don't believe our President is a Muslim from Kenya.<p>I believe in science. I trust science. And I don't believe that …

White Supremacism

19 Facts Every Tulip Lover Should Know

The quintessential spring bloom is more complex than you think.<p><b>1. T</b><b>here are over 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties.</b><p><b>2. Their flower buds are known for being almost perfectly symmetrical.</b><p><b>3.</b> <b>Most tulips sprout a single flower bud, but a few varieties have up to four on a single</b> …

New York Times

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait | Sony

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Photography

Top 10 Best Plank Variations for Stronger Abs and Core

The plank is a great core stability exercise that hits not only your abs but your lower and upper back muscles as well as glutes. It engages …

Workouts

The Final Verdict on Eating Fish While You're Pregnant | Women's Health

On one hand, omega-3 fatty acids, which are abundant in seafood, are important for brain development, says Sonpal. In fact, a recent study published in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> observed a link between eating more fish during pregnancy and an increase (of 2.8 points) in the children's IQ …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Wildlife secrets revealed with advanced tracking devices

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Solar-powered trackers on wings have recorded California condors soaring to 15,000 feet, while locators attached to humpback whales have revealed 1,000-foot dives to underwater mountains. And GPS collars on Yellowstone grizzly bears are giving new insights into one of the most …

Yellowstone National Park

4 Things You Shouldn’t Be Apologizing For

Have you ever found yourself minimizing your success? Not sharing all your wins? Or being mindful of who you share your goals with because most …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

Mass sperm whale deaths across Europe leave scientists stumped

As many as 30 mammals have washed up on the shores of Holland, Germany, northern France and the UK since January<p>YORK, United Kingdom — Normally tranquil and windswept beaches across northern Europe were converted into cetacean graveyards this winter, as sperm whale after sperm whale kept stranding …

North Sea

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been used as a form of torture.<p>The Senate Committee's 2014 report on the CIA's use of torture revealed …

Sleep

Potheads and boozers in the animal kingdom

Reindeer love eating toadstools, kangaroos are into poppy seeds and guenons appreciate a cocktail or two. Alcohol and drugs are widespread among …

Animals

7 Exercises That Can Improve Your Focus

Try using these seven exercises to gradually increase your ability to focus in almost any situation.<p>Focus is a skill necessary for almost anything important in life, from finishing that term paper, to listening to your boss's instructions, to organizing your schedule for the day. Unfortunately, for …

Time Management